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Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

At this sale, you can buy anything you want

  • Items include $5 scented soaps and a $2,500 custom sofa.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirdsphotography.com

    Items include $5 scented soaps and a $2,500 custom sofa.

  • At Inspiration House, everything is for sale, including the pillows on the bed.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirdsphotography.com

    At Inspiration House, everything is for sale, including the pillows on the bed.

  • Incorporate treasured items into your decor.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirds photography.com

    Incorporate treasured items into your decor.

  • Learn how to meld vintage treasures with contemporary items.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirdsphotography.com

    Learn how to meld vintage treasures with contemporary items.

  • Learn how to meld vintage treasures with contemporary items.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirdsphotography.com

    Learn how to meld vintage treasures with contemporary items.

  • Other merchants will be set up in the garage with more items for sale.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirdsphotography.com

    Other merchants will be set up in the garage with more items for sale.

  • Inspiration House in Snohomish is completely for sale: furnishings, decorations and even a 2013 Ford Explorer.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirdsphotography.com

    Inspiration House in Snohomish is completely for sale: furnishings, decorations and even a 2013 Ford Explorer.

  • Choose from more than 1,000 vintage, new and handcrafted items or take them all.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirdsphotography.com

    Choose from more than 1,000 vintage, new and handcrafted items or take them all.

  • Pay $10 at the door and find a world of decorating inspiration inside, from place settings for a feast to old bird cages.

    Amber Strehle / www.tresbirdsphotography.com

    Pay $10 at the door and find a world of decorating inspiration inside, from place settings for a feast to old bird cages.

Talk about one-stop shopping.
At this event, shoppers can buy furniture, decor and a five-bedroom house.
At Inspiration House, everything is for sale, even the 2013 Ford Explorer in the driveway.
The five-day spree, April 17 to 21, is a partnership between Ruffles & Rust and Mietzner Home Builders.
It works like this: Shoppers pay $10 admission at the door of the new Snohomish home that's furnished to the hilt.
Inside the staged home are more than 1,000 vintage, new and handcrafted items.
Buyers can score the rolling pin on the kitchen counter or the pillow off the bed. Or they can skip the small stuff and just buy the 2,840 square-foot, 2 1/2 bath house listed for $489,990.
"We're going to maximize every inch of that house," said Timi Weathers of Ruffles & Rust.
Items include $5 scented soaps and a $2,500 custom sofa.
"There will be a price point for everybody," Weathers said.
Most prices are fixed. "If someone came in and bought everything it would be totally negotiable," she said.
It's OK to look and not buy. The event is a showcase for people to get inspiration (hence the name) for "infusing" vintage finds with everyday modern life, she said.
"It's how we incorporate the new with the old. The reality is that's how we all live. We all get stuff passed down from our grandmothers and aunts, and we don't know what to do with it.
"So why not incorporate the items given to you? Don't save them. Use them."
The house is at 619 Emory Drive in a new plat of nine homes behind Snohomish High School. No need to buy tickets to ballgames. It's possible to watch the action on the high school football field while soaking in the upstairs bathtub.
Other features of the Craftsman-style home include carriage-style garage doors, a covered front porch with a picket railing and dormer windows.
Small items can be taken the day of purchase. Large furniture items, such as bed frames, can be picked up on Sunday afternoon after the event.
Merchants will set up shop in the garage with additional "cash and carry" merchandise.
Vendors include Seaworthy Home, Cateye Girls, Shabby Shack Boutique, Circle Creek Home, Julie & JanMarie from Cranberry Cottage, Vintage Coupe and Cottage Whites.
Andrea Brown; 425-339-3443; abrown@heraldnet.com.
Inspiration House
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 and 18
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 19 and 20.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21
Where: 619 Emory Drive, behind Snohomish High School
Admission: $10
The event is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
For more information: 360-217-7557 or www.rufflesinspirationhouse.com
Resources
Ruffles & Rust
1234 First St.
Suite 1
Snohomish
www.rufflesandrustsquare.com
Amber Strehle
Tres Birds Photography
425-293-2161

More events
Ruffles & Rust presents The Barn on Aug. 17. Vintage vendors will be on hand at 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish. Admission is $5 at the door.
Another show and sale is planned for Oct. 4 and 5 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Call 360-217-7557 for more information.
Story tags » Real EstateInterior decoratingAntiques

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